William Woods University students and instructors took home numerous awards from the American Royal Horse Show. The saddle seat portion of the show took place Nov. 13-18, and the hunter/jumper section took place Nov. 1-5 at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo.
Gayle Lampe, professor of equestrian science, showed her own CH Callaway’s Born to Win, to take first in Ladies 5-Gaited Gelding, and reserve in the Ladies 5-Gaited National Championship.
Alex Wille-Irmiter of St. Paul, Minn., rode The Great Gazoo to win the Missouri- Kansas 5-Gaited Show Pleasure class. This pair also took third in the American Saddlebred 5-Gaited Show Pleasure National Championship.
Angie Noah of St. Paul., Mo., rode Callaway’s Abigail Adams to a fourth place finish in the Missouri-Kansas 3-Gaited Amateur class. This pair then went on to win the championship.
Yvonne Rodman of Homerville, Ohio, showed Trefethen to a fifth place in Missouri-Kansas Country Pleasure, 3-Gaited class, as well as a second place finish in the championship.
Erin Kilray of Newington, Conn., paired up with I Found My Champagne to take second in the Missouri-Kansas 5-Gaited Show Pleasure class, as well as taking seventh place in the American Saddlebred 5-Gaited Show Pleasure National Championship.
Cydney Cutchall of Fulton, Mo., took the reins and guided Lydian to a fourth place finish in the Missouri-Kansas 3-Gaited Show Pleasure class and a sixth in the championship.
It was a busy week for Cutchall, who also showed Cybertown to a sixth place finish in the Missouri-Kansas 3-Gaited Amateur class, and a third place in the Missouri- Kansas 3-Gaited Stake. She also took fourth place with Winsdown Art Work in the 2 Year Old 5-Gaited class. Cutchall rode Winsdown Art Work for Jacqueline and Mike Wessel.
Jackie Ware of Duluth, Ga., showed Summer Rendezvous to a third place in Missouri-Kansas Amateur 5-Gaited, as well as another third in the Amateur/Junior Exhibitor Championship.
Jenn Holdren of Louisville, Ky., showed The Devil May Care in these same classes, taking seventh in the Missouri-Kansas Amateur 5-Gaited, and fifth in the championship.
Peter Mace of Beaverton, Ore., showed Stars Go Blue in the Missouri Breeder’s Challenge Weanling Stake, taking fifth place. Mace also showed It’s Double O’ Trouble in the same class taking eighth place. Both weanlings were shown for Jacqueline and Mike Wessel.
Austin Eversman of West Bend, Wis., rode Champagne Barbara to a fifth place ribbon in the Missouri-Kansas 3-Gaited Show Pleasure class, as well as a seventh place in the championship. Eversman showed for Louise Eversman.
Lauren McMichael of Houston, Texas, showed Desert’s Untouchable Memories in American Saddlebred Amateur 3-Gaited Park for CBA Partnership, taking second place in section one. The pair returned to the ring in the American Saddlebred 3-Gaited Park Stake to take eighth place.
Brandi Foster of Cortland, N.Y., showed her own Pecan Andy in American Saddlebred Amateur 3-Gaited Park to take eighth place in section two.
Sarah MacKenna of Salisbury, N.H., showed Ultimate Choice in 2-Year-Old 3-Gaited to take fourth place for owners Jacqueline and Mike Wessel.
The hunter/jumpers had an equally good show, taking home numerous blue ribbons and three overall championship titles.
Jon McCarthy of Rockford, Ill., rode Vienna to become Champions in Level 1 Jumper. The pair also won Hopeful Jumper Level 1, and took third in Adult Jumper.
Kathryn Best of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, teamed up with Northern Slope to become Reserve Champions in Level 1 Jumpers. Best also took two thirds and a fifth in Hopeful Level 1 Jumper, and a sixth in Adult Jumper.
Tera Whaley of Springfield, Mo., showed Get In Line to become Reserve Champions in Level 4 Jumpers. This team also won a first and seventh in Level 4 Jumper and a seventh in Level 5 Jumper.
Sarah Popelka of Clayton, Mo., and Jackalope took a second and a third in Adult Jumper, a first in Hopeful Level 1 Jumper, and a second in Level 2 Jumper.
Elise Bellefontaine of Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, showed J Arthur to win Adult Hunter 18-35. The pair also took third and sixth in the alternating courses, and a second place in Adult Hunter 18-35 U/S.
Megan Scheuerman of Kansas City, Mo., rode Reno to a fourth place in Adult Hunter 18-35, as well as an eighth place in the Ariat National Adult Medal class.
Ali Eberg of Carmel, Ind., showed Cruise Time to an eighth place in Low Hunter, and a second place in Beginner Equitation on the Flat.
Hillary Clark of Huntley, Ill., rode Charmed to a sixth place in the American Royal Hunter class, as well as sixth in Adult Hunter 18-35.
Blair Hackel of New Cannan, Conn., teamed up with Linus to take third in the Adult Jumper class.
Lacie Hewlett of Deer Park, N.Y., rode Giles to a seventh place in the American Royal Hunter class, a fourth and fifth in Adult Hunter 18-35, and a seventh in Adult Hunter 18-35 U/S.
Alison Gay of Sugar Grove, Ill., showed Fergus O’ Sullivan to take second and seventh in American Royal Hunter, and fifth in American Royal Hunter under Saddle. The pair took second, fifth and sixth in Adult Hunter 18-35, and fifth in Adult Hunter 18-35 U/S. Gay also took second in the Ariat National Adult Medal class.
Nicole Kovanda of Maplewood, Minn., took the reins and guided Sounds Expensive to a third and eighth place finish in Adult Hunter 18-35, sixth in Adult Hunter 18-35 U/S, and eighth in the $500 Adult Hunter Classic.
Kelsey Burlingame of Anchorage, Ark., rode I Love Lucy to two sevenths and an eighth place in Adult Hunter 18-35, as well as a fifth place finish in the Ariat National Adult Medal class.
Cassandra Turschman of Fulton, Mo., showed Houston to a second and fifth place in Beginner Rider Hunter, and an eighth place in Beginner Equitation Over Fences.
Jon McCarthy of Rockford, Ill., rides Vienna to become Champions in Level 1 Jumper at the American Royal. The pair also won Hopeful Jumper Level 1, and took third in Adult Jumper. (Photo credit: Horse and Ryder Photo)